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TSA to Use SITAs Queue Management System at Airports

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In a move to improve passengers experience and allow TSA Officers to focus on security related tasks at airports, the Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will begin using the queue management system provided by SITA, and its technology partner Bluelon.

The system automatically measures and displays the wait time of passengers.

Using Bluetooth technology to measure the passenger traffic patterns at TSA checkpoint lines, SITAs anonymous monitoring technology means that only traffic patterns and movements are analyzed and individuals are not identified.

 This approach respects privacy issues while delivering highly relevant and usable information to both passengers and TSA. Communication with passengers should consequently be improved as wait times will be displayed in real time on screens at each checkpoint.

Paul Houghton, SITA President, Americas, said, TSA is continuing to improve the experience for passengers at security checkpoints in US airports. SITAs air transport industry experience allows us to help the TSA work more effectively in this environment. In North America, close to 50 airports serving more than 845 million passengers use SITAs technology to run efficient operations and we know that passengers dont want to wait in line; our technology measures and displays just how long they are waiting.

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